News & Perspective

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
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France reports Zika sexual spread; Honduras probes GBS in pregnancy

As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Feb 29, 2016
Riding a camel

Saudi Arabia reports 5 new MERS cases

One of the new cases proved fatal, and the WHO reported on 6 previous cases, 3 of which were fatal.

Feb 29, 2016

News Scan for Feb 29, 2016

UK Ebola nurse discharged again
New chikungunya cases
Feb 29, 2016

Flu Scan for Feb 29, 2016

H5N1 avian flu in Vietnam
Flulike illness in the Netherlands

Feb 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016
Pregnant woman with doctor

CDC notes Zika in 9 pregnant women, cases of sexual transmission

The CDC details 6 sexual transmission cases, some in pregnant women.

Feb 26, 2016
Sick with flu

US flu season continues heating up

Flu activity by a number of measures picks up, especially in the Southwest, and the CDC reports a flu-related death in a child.

Feb 26, 2016

News Scan for Feb 26, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Local dengue in Uruguay
MCR-1 in Tunisia
Antibiotics, HUS, and E coli
Polio in Laos

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Ebola survivor in Liberia

Studies on Ebola survivors show range of complications

Findings include neurologic problems and a potential for virus survival in semen for 18 months.

Feb 25, 2016
Flu vaccination

CDC's early estimate finds this year's flu vaccine 59% effective

Protection against the H1N1 strain was 51%, compared with 76% to 79% against B strains.

Feb 25, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Feb 25, 2016

E coli in alfalfa sprouts
More Listeria cases tied to salads

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